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Review: could Hypothyroidism cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Hypothyroidism, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Levothyroxine sodium.

We study 32,540 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 128,818 patients) is typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Armour Thyroid.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 141,741 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 32,504 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 156 (0.48%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.11% of all the 140,588 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in hypothyroidism reports

Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced High blood sugar * :

FemaleMale
High blood sugar76.47%23.53%

Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced High blood sugar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.74%0.74%4.41%5.15%17.65%34.56%37.50%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar11.11%61.11%27.78%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (54 people, 34.62%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (34 people, 21.79%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (23 people, 14.74%)
  4. Depression (22 people, 14.10%)
  5. Osteoporosis (15 people, 9.62%)
  6. Asthma (14 people, 8.97%)
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (13 people, 8.33%)
  8. Insomnia (13 people, 8.33%)
  9. Pain (12 people, 7.69%)
  10. Anxiety (12 people, 7.69%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (68 people, 43.59%)
  2. Synthroid (60 people, 38.46%)
  3. Aspirin (37 people, 23.72%)
  4. Lantus (33 people, 21.15%)
  5. Fosamax (22 people, 14.10%)
  6. Simvastatin (22 people, 14.10%)
  7. Hydrochlorothiazide (18 people, 11.54%)
  8. Seroquel (13 people, 8.33%)
  9. Ambien (11 people, 7.05%)
  10. Ranitidine hydrochloride (10 people, 6.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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